eye for an eye

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Compensation for injury caused by a person, in the form of inflicting of an identical injury on that person.

Etymology:

  • A calque of Hebrew עין תחת עין, in reference to Exodus 21:23-25: "And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe".
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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العين بالعين

Oko za oko

øje for et øje

Auge um Auge

Οφθαλμός αντί οφθαλμού

okulo por okulo

ojo por ojo

چشم برای چشم

silmä silmälle

œil pour œil

आँख के लिए आँख

szem a szemért

աչք աչքի համար

mata untuk mata

occhio per occhio

עין עין

ಕಣ್ಣಿಗೆ ಕಣ್ಣು

눈에는 눈

quia oculo ad oculum

oog om oog

øye for øye

oko za oko

olho por olho

ochi pentru ochi

глаз за глаз

öga för öga

ஒரு கண்ணுக்கு கண்

kısasa kısas

око за око

ایک آنکھ کے بدلے آنکھ

אויג פֿאַר אַן אויג

以眼还眼

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